Police probe attempted sex assault

NANAIMO – RCMP seek public’s help as it investigates an attempted sexual assault.

Nanaimo Mounties hope the public can help identify the suspect behind an attempted sexual assault.

The incident happened Thursday shortly before 4 p.m. when a 15-year-old girl was walking along the railway tracks near Pine Street and was grabbed from behind by a man who threw her to the ground.

The girl was yelling and fighting back when a passerby interrupted the assault by yelling, and the suspect fled and was last seen running toward Milton Street.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, mid 20s to early 30s, about six feet tall, with a slim build and had a long blonde, goatee-style beard. He was wearing a blue hoodie, blue jeans and a brown plaid shirt.

The victim suffered minor injuries, but did not require medical attention and is being attended to by Nanaimo RCMP Victim Services.

Anyone with information about the assault or assailant, please call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-22-8477, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or submit tips online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

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